Therapists in Roland Park, MD

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Tamara Van Newkirk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Roland Park, MD 21210
Not accepting new clients
We all have our struggles and experience the pain and hardships that are a part of life. You may be experiencing anxiety, depression, grief or a reaction to a traumatic event or perhaps you are simply hoping to feel happier, more connected and more present in your life. Psychotherapy can help you create a meaningful life by enhancing coping skills, clarifying values and purpose, increasing your ability to handle difficult thoughts and emotions and cultivating wisdom, insight and self-compassion.
We all have our struggles and experience the pain and hardships that are a part of life. You may be experiencing anxiety, depression, grief or a reaction to a traumatic event or perhaps you are simply hoping to feel happier, more connected and more present in your life. Psychotherapy can help you create a meaningful life by enhancing coping skills, clarifying values and purpose, increasing your ability to handle difficult thoughts and emotions and cultivating wisdom, insight and self-compassion.
(410) 656-6085 View (410) 656-6085
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Merrilee Peske
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Roland Park, MD 21210
Not accepting new clients
I believe in meeting people where they are and joining with them to create growth and change. I enjoy supporting others as they navigate life cycle transitions and work towards healthy, satisfying relationships. I am experienced in addressing issues of anger and aggression, anxiety, communication, co-parenting, defiance, depression, grief and loss, marital and family conflict, parenting skills, self esteem, and stress.
I believe in meeting people where they are and joining with them to create growth and change. I enjoy supporting others as they navigate life cycle transitions and work towards healthy, satisfying relationships. I am experienced in addressing issues of anger and aggression, anxiety, communication, co-parenting, defiance, depression, grief and loss, marital and family conflict, parenting skills, self esteem, and stress.
(410) 834-8332 View (410) 834-8332
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Miriam F. Godfrey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, MSW, PhD
Verified
Roland Park, MD 21210  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Therapy can be a powerful tool to help people who have been struggling with anxiety, depression, and dissatisfaction. These struggles may have been recent, or they may reflect traumatic experiences or parts of our lives that have been problematic for many years. I work with adults of all ages--individuals and couples--to help them understand what has brought them to this point in their lives.
Therapy can be a powerful tool to help people who have been struggling with anxiety, depression, and dissatisfaction. These struggles may have been recent, or they may reflect traumatic experiences or parts of our lives that have been problematic for many years. I work with adults of all ages--individuals and couples--to help them understand what has brought them to this point in their lives.
(301) 684-5204 View (301) 684-5204
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Lisa Giacobbe
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
14 Endorsed
Roland Park, MD 21210
Hi! As a therapist, it is my privilege and passion to work with individuals to overcome challenging relationships, life stressors or transitions, and loss. I believe in a collaborative, person-centered, and strength-based perspective. Through individualized treatment using an ACT approach, I work to empower clients as they take those first small intentional steps in choosing the life they want in the face of challenges or struggles. I appreciate the opportunity to walk alongside you and provide support as we work towards personal growth and a fulfilling life that feels authentic to you.
Hi! As a therapist, it is my privilege and passion to work with individuals to overcome challenging relationships, life stressors or transitions, and loss. I believe in a collaborative, person-centered, and strength-based perspective. Through individualized treatment using an ACT approach, I work to empower clients as they take those first small intentional steps in choosing the life they want in the face of challenges or struggles. I appreciate the opportunity to walk alongside you and provide support as we work towards personal growth and a fulfilling life that feels authentic to you.
(410) 983-6123 View (410) 983-6123
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Timothy Coulter Donovan Certified Gottman Couples Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
2 Endorsed
Roland Park, MD 21210
My focus, training, and expertise have evolved into seeing couples and individuals dealing with relationship issues. This started off in 2016, when I became a certified Gottman therapist (CGT). I was excited to become more involved the Gottman Institute starting with as a rover for the Art and Science of Love Weekend Workshop for Couples led by Drs. John and Julie Gottman. This led to me facilitating these same workshops for couples in Maryland with a fellow CGT, which led to training therapists the Gottman method of couples therapy (levels 1 & 2). Now, I am devoted to becoming a leader in couples therapy/workshops & training.
My focus, training, and expertise have evolved into seeing couples and individuals dealing with relationship issues. This started off in 2016, when I became a certified Gottman therapist (CGT). I was excited to become more involved the Gottman Institute starting with as a rover for the Art and Science of Love Weekend Workshop for Couples led by Drs. John and Julie Gottman. This led to me facilitating these same workshops for couples in Maryland with a fellow CGT, which led to training therapists the Gottman method of couples therapy (levels 1 & 2). Now, I am devoted to becoming a leader in couples therapy/workshops & training.
(410) 449-4797 View (410) 449-4797
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Stacey Uebersax
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Roland Park, MD 21210
In my practice, I work with adults and older adolescents facing challenges such as eating disorders, depression and anxiety, as well as a variety of other mental health concerns. Research shows that an authentic and caring therapeutic relationship, coupled with evidence based treatments, provides a strong foundation for success. My approach to therapy is integrative, collaborative and individualized. My goal is to help you determine what is causing and maintaining current problems and how to make necessary changes in thoughts, feelings and behaviors, leading to enduring change and resulting in greater health and happiness.
In my practice, I work with adults and older adolescents facing challenges such as eating disorders, depression and anxiety, as well as a variety of other mental health concerns. Research shows that an authentic and caring therapeutic relationship, coupled with evidence based treatments, provides a strong foundation for success. My approach to therapy is integrative, collaborative and individualized. My goal is to help you determine what is causing and maintaining current problems and how to make necessary changes in thoughts, feelings and behaviors, leading to enduring change and resulting in greater health and happiness.
(443) 622-6876 View (443) 622-6876
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Ariel Nickie
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Roland Park, MD 21210
Not accepting new clients
As a Diplomat with the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) I primarily use this approach. Similarly, I believe in the power of mindfulness and use this to bolster my CBT practice. I emphasize acceptance of emotions, not judging emotional experiences as being "bad," "good," "wrong," or "right." My underlying treatment goal is to work together in identifying thoughts, beliefs, and actions, to develop a greater awareness and to promote more intentional living. In addition, I incorporate a holistic approach also encouraging overall healthy living.
As a Diplomat with the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) I primarily use this approach. Similarly, I believe in the power of mindfulness and use this to bolster my CBT practice. I emphasize acceptance of emotions, not judging emotional experiences as being "bad," "good," "wrong," or "right." My underlying treatment goal is to work together in identifying thoughts, beliefs, and actions, to develop a greater awareness and to promote more intentional living. In addition, I incorporate a holistic approach also encouraging overall healthy living.
(443) 501-2179 View (443) 501-2179
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Janet Moos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
4 Endorsed
Roland Park, MD 21210
Not accepting new clients
Being able to provide good therapy requires that the therapist has a strong knowledge base and a good set of skills. My education and training and 30 years of experience in the field are central to my ability to help you. I have degrees from Harvard University and University of Michigan. I also have experience with Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and training in family and couples therapy through the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic. In addition, I completed a Fellowship at the Baltimore-Washington Psychoanalytic Institute.
Being able to provide good therapy requires that the therapist has a strong knowledge base and a good set of skills. My education and training and 30 years of experience in the field are central to my ability to help you. I have degrees from Harvard University and University of Michigan. I also have experience with Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and training in family and couples therapy through the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic. In addition, I completed a Fellowship at the Baltimore-Washington Psychoanalytic Institute.
(410) 433-3129 View (410) 433-3129
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James Rutledge
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Roland Park, MD 21210
Not accepting new clients
As a licensed clinical psychologist I enjoy helping individuals, couples, and families from myriad backgrounds see their strengths and overcome their challenges in order to achieve the highest level of functioning possible. I particularly enjoy challenges and have shared success with clients and families in situations and coping with problems which had seemed insurmountable or had lasted for many years. Using an integrated approach, I make sure that whatever I do is in the best interest of the client and is effective, adaptable, and most of all realistic with respect to where the client is and their goals in treatment.
As a licensed clinical psychologist I enjoy helping individuals, couples, and families from myriad backgrounds see their strengths and overcome their challenges in order to achieve the highest level of functioning possible. I particularly enjoy challenges and have shared success with clients and families in situations and coping with problems which had seemed insurmountable or had lasted for many years. Using an integrated approach, I make sure that whatever I do is in the best interest of the client and is effective, adaptable, and most of all realistic with respect to where the client is and their goals in treatment.
(410) 593-1362 View (410) 593-1362
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Levi Y. Breuer
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
12 Endorsed
Roland Park, MD 21210
As a psychologist my number one goal is to approach you with acceptance, empathy, and unconditional positive regard. Through my work as a psychologist I have come to believe in the capacity of people to change. I welcome individuals that are questioning why their own attempts to improve the quality of their lives is not working. Often there can be mixed feelings about change. I recognize that change is difficult. I feel that self exploration is a challenge that often requires courage and risk.
As a psychologist my number one goal is to approach you with acceptance, empathy, and unconditional positive regard. Through my work as a psychologist I have come to believe in the capacity of people to change. I welcome individuals that are questioning why their own attempts to improve the quality of their lives is not working. Often there can be mixed feelings about change. I recognize that change is difficult. I feel that self exploration is a challenge that often requires courage and risk.
(410) 695-6178 View (410) 695-6178
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Jessica Diez
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Roland Park, MD 21210  (Online Only)
Are you feeling depressed, anxious, or lost in your life? Have you had a difficult life change that is keeping you from moving forward? Do you have hopes and dreams that you struggle to fulfill? These types of struggles can have a serious impact on your quality of life and your ability to cope. It is possible to change your life and to become the best version of you. This is my ultimate goal with my clients. I work with individuals specializing in anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and adjustment issues.
Are you feeling depressed, anxious, or lost in your life? Have you had a difficult life change that is keeping you from moving forward? Do you have hopes and dreams that you struggle to fulfill? These types of struggles can have a serious impact on your quality of life and your ability to cope. It is possible to change your life and to become the best version of you. This is my ultimate goal with my clients. I work with individuals specializing in anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and adjustment issues.
(410) 927-8857 View (410) 927-8857
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Sabrina Krum
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
4 Endorsed
Roland Park, MD 21210
Not accepting new clients
As a licensed psychologist, I specialize in providing individual counseling for children, adolescents and adults. I am skilled in the successful treatment of mood disorders, such as anxiety and depression, childhood behavioral disorders, relationship difficulties, and adjustment to life changes, problems and transitions. As an active therapist, I like to collaborate with my clients to help them achieve their goals to a happier and healthier future, both emotionally and physically.
As a licensed psychologist, I specialize in providing individual counseling for children, adolescents and adults. I am skilled in the successful treatment of mood disorders, such as anxiety and depression, childhood behavioral disorders, relationship difficulties, and adjustment to life changes, problems and transitions. As an active therapist, I like to collaborate with my clients to help them achieve their goals to a happier and healthier future, both emotionally and physically.
(410) 220-2412 View (410) 220-2412
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Elise Smithmyer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
2 Endorsed
Roland Park, MD 21210
Not accepting new clients
Are you struggling with feelings of sadness or worry? Perhaps you are seeking clarity about your identity, adjusting to a transition, or wish to change behaviors that are not serving you. Sometimes it may feel like you can't improve things on your own. It shows strength and resilience to reach out for help needed. Through personal empowerment we will address the struggles you experience and find sustainable ways for you to achieve a happy and healthy life. Our work together will help you see that the most influential assets lie in your own personal strengths and resilience.
Are you struggling with feelings of sadness or worry? Perhaps you are seeking clarity about your identity, adjusting to a transition, or wish to change behaviors that are not serving you. Sometimes it may feel like you can't improve things on your own. It shows strength and resilience to reach out for help needed. Through personal empowerment we will address the struggles you experience and find sustainable ways for you to achieve a happy and healthy life. Our work together will help you see that the most influential assets lie in your own personal strengths and resilience.
(410) 941-3408 View (410) 941-3408
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Eric Millman
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Roland Park, MD 21210  (Online Only)
Are you looking for an experienced therapist that accepts insurances, offers evening hours, and returns phone call right away? I have over 15 years of experience helping individuals that are struggling in relationships, having difficulty with life adjustments, or bottling their feelings and acting out through addiction. My approach is tailored to each individual in a unique way, integrating various theories and styles of practice. Therapy is a one of a kind experience for people looking to change their lives. This is for those looking to be truly alive and to find deeper meaning, joy, creativity, and depth.
Are you looking for an experienced therapist that accepts insurances, offers evening hours, and returns phone call right away? I have over 15 years of experience helping individuals that are struggling in relationships, having difficulty with life adjustments, or bottling their feelings and acting out through addiction. My approach is tailored to each individual in a unique way, integrating various theories and styles of practice. Therapy is a one of a kind experience for people looking to change their lives. This is for those looking to be truly alive and to find deeper meaning, joy, creativity, and depth.
(410) 698-6921 View (410) 698-6921
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Christa Marvenko-Athas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Roland Park, MD 21210  (Online Only)
Every marriage and partnership goes through ups and downs. However, some struggles call for extra support and guidance from a trained couples counselor. Marriage counseling can have goals, such as improving communication around conflicts; bringing back the spark after feeling like roommates; learning how to blend families after remarriage; or even amicable co-parenting during a divorce in order to have minimal impact on the kids. Whatever brings you to couples counseling, my focus is always on the best interest of the relationship. In working with a marriage counselor, you will find that the “client” is the relationship itself.
Every marriage and partnership goes through ups and downs. However, some struggles call for extra support and guidance from a trained couples counselor. Marriage counseling can have goals, such as improving communication around conflicts; bringing back the spark after feeling like roommates; learning how to blend families after remarriage; or even amicable co-parenting during a divorce in order to have minimal impact on the kids. Whatever brings you to couples counseling, my focus is always on the best interest of the relationship. In working with a marriage counselor, you will find that the “client” is the relationship itself.
(410) 497-7948 View (410) 497-7948
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Lisa May-Sachs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Roland Park, MD 21210  (Online Only)
I’m so glad you found me! Please read more about my practice at www.growthandhealing.net. As you make the decision to start therapy you are choosing to improve the quality of your life by learning more about yourself and your relationships. My approach draws on a client’s own unique strengths and insight and pairs them with my expertise and guidance. This provides us with the tools we need to help you achieve your personal goals and BECOME who you want to be.
I’m so glad you found me! Please read more about my practice at www.growthandhealing.net. As you make the decision to start therapy you are choosing to improve the quality of your life by learning more about yourself and your relationships. My approach draws on a client’s own unique strengths and insight and pairs them with my expertise and guidance. This provides us with the tools we need to help you achieve your personal goals and BECOME who you want to be.
(443) 799-0241 View (443) 799-0241
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Sara Nett
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
15 Endorsed
Roland Park, MD 21210
“I've been anxious for a long time. I used to be able to manage, but I feel like I've lost control. I worry that I'm going crazy, or that something inside of me is broken. I just want all of this to stop. I want to feel calmer and more confident. I want to look to the future with interest and optimism, rather than with fear and hopelessness. I've tried everything, including medicine, but nothing has worked in a lasting way. I fear I’m running out of options, and that scares me."
“I've been anxious for a long time. I used to be able to manage, but I feel like I've lost control. I worry that I'm going crazy, or that something inside of me is broken. I just want all of this to stop. I want to feel calmer and more confident. I want to look to the future with interest and optimism, rather than with fear and hopelessness. I've tried everything, including medicine, but nothing has worked in a lasting way. I fear I’m running out of options, and that scares me."
(443) 470-3124 View (443) 470-3124
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Darina Alban, Marriage & Individual Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
2 Endorsed
Roland Park, MD 21210
WE are OPEN! NEED HELP WITH YOUR RELATIONSHIP? I'm currently ACCEPTING NEW INDIVDUAL AND COUPLE CLIENTS. I'm also accepting clients wanting to improve their relationship or considering leaving your relationship. If you are looking for a compassionate, highly trained , certified Gottman therapist, an Advanced Emotional Focused Therapist and PACT (psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy) I may be the right therapist for you. Please call or email for an initial consultation. Please visit my website for more information. Thank you for stopping by, Darina
WE are OPEN! NEED HELP WITH YOUR RELATIONSHIP? I'm currently ACCEPTING NEW INDIVDUAL AND COUPLE CLIENTS. I'm also accepting clients wanting to improve their relationship or considering leaving your relationship. If you are looking for a compassionate, highly trained , certified Gottman therapist, an Advanced Emotional Focused Therapist and PACT (psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy) I may be the right therapist for you. Please call or email for an initial consultation. Please visit my website for more information. Thank you for stopping by, Darina
(443) 602-8135 View (443) 602-8135
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Dawn Preller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Roland Park, MD 21210
Do you feel sad, hopeless, confused, overwhelmed, or angry? Have you tried to work through issues on your own but feel like you are not making progress? Have others expressed their concern for you and your well-being? Do you have difficulty concentrating, excessive worry, or have used ineffective coping strategies in the past? I believe I can help you.
Do you feel sad, hopeless, confused, overwhelmed, or angry? Have you tried to work through issues on your own but feel like you are not making progress? Have others expressed their concern for you and your well-being? Do you have difficulty concentrating, excessive worry, or have used ineffective coping strategies in the past? I believe I can help you.
(443) 763-3572 View (443) 763-3572
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Denise Bike
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Roland Park, MD 21210  (Online Only)
Are you tired of the over-think, over-plan, overwhelm, and shut-down cycle? Reach out to me. I specialize in anxiety, early trauma, and adult ADHD. These are highly treatable conditions, and my passion is helping people like you. We'll go beyond talk therapy and skills training to help you shift out of exhausting old patterns. We'll focus on the early issues underlying your symptoms, so you can respond to life's challenges by choice and live from your authentic self.
Are you tired of the over-think, over-plan, overwhelm, and shut-down cycle? Reach out to me. I specialize in anxiety, early trauma, and adult ADHD. These are highly treatable conditions, and my passion is helping people like you. We'll go beyond talk therapy and skills training to help you shift out of exhausting old patterns. We'll focus on the early issues underlying your symptoms, so you can respond to life's challenges by choice and live from your authentic self.
(443) 225-4969 View (443) 225-4969

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Number of Therapists in Roland Park, MD

50+

Average cost per session

$155

Therapists in Roland Park, MD who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
93% Depression
89% Self Esteem
79% Relationship Issues
70% Trauma and PTSD
67% Coping Skills
67% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% CareFirst
78% BlueCross and BlueShield
59% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Roland Park, MD see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
26% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Roland Park?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.